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Asian American Studies

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Certificate in Asian American Studies in Secondary Schooling

Do you plan on becoming a teacher, librarian, counselor, advocate, police officer or administrator?  Or do you have an interest in working with the over 24 million Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) population in K-12 and higher education?

The certificate in Asian American Studies in Secondary Schooling trains undergraduate/ graduate students from all majors and pre-service credential students on teaching and incorporating an Asian American studies-based curriculum in K-12 classroom and school settings.

Required Courses

AAS Secondary Courses
Course ID Course Name Hours
ASAM110 Asian American Communities 3
ASAM138 Asian American Women 3

Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian American Experience

ASAM180T Special Topics or any other Upper Division ASAM course 3

LEE 103



Pedagogy for teaching Ethnic Studies


CLAS 143: Bilingual/Bicultural Education


TOTAL Units Required: 12

There are other ASAM classes that can be substituted to complete the 12 Units. For more information, contact Dr. Banh at